Bound in mythology, superstition, and idolatry, first-century Athens appears as an impenetrable fortress, guarding her traditions. Yet beneath the marble crust of temples and shrines in honor of her gods, she has already given birth to democracy, the arts, science, and education. And in the heart of the fair city, a tribute to free speech assures the populace that new ideas will be heard. It is Areopagus, the Rock of Ares, where people came often either to tell or to hear something new. It is here that Athens' philosophers escort the apostle Paul to tell the people about his "foreign gods." It is here that the people suddenly find themselves at the intersection of time and eternity.